Farewell to October

Before you dive into the December issue of The Quilt Life magazine, please take one more look at Laura Fisher’s BROKEN STAR quilt in the October issue. The TQL team fell seriously in love with this wonderful antique quilt. Ricky told me he wants to make his own version of the quilt, and TQL contributing…

With EQStitch, now EQ7 can sew!

Turn Electric Quilt 7 into a designing and digitizing dream for embroidery, quilting designs, and appliqué! With EQStitch, your EQ7 drawings will come to life with over 500 built-in embroidery, machine appliqué, quilting, and redwork designs. You’ll be able to create or import embroidery designs in minutes, or import photos to trace. Personalize any project…

Batting: Which to choose?

Your quilt top is done, you’re back in the store, and you don’t know which batting to pick? Here’s a handy comparison list that will help! 100% Cotton Batting Care: Washable Needling: Challenging by hand, easy by machine Loft: Low Weight: Medium What’s good about it? Breathable, soft, insulating What may be a problem: Shrinkage…

FIRE AND ICE is Viewer’s Choice

Introducing FIRE & ICE, Viewer’s Choice winner at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2013. AQS Author, Kimberly Einmo, designed and sewed this quilt using Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads. Judi Madsen, of Green Fairy Quilts, provided exquisite quilting. FIRE & ICE was displayed at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa, October 2-5, 2013, as part…

Spread Some Sunshine

TQL readers know that every issue of the magazine has a “Helping Hands” article―one where we spotlight a remarkable quilt-related charitable project. The other day we heard about an effort going on right now in Australia, and we don’t want to wait until we have a spot in a magazine to tell you about it.…